The death toll from an explosion at a train station in Russia’s southern city Volgograd on Sunday continues to rise, with at over a dozen people killed and scores more injured in what officials said was likely an attack by a female suicide bomber. Police said that at least 18 people were killed and over 40 more injured by the blast that took place at 12:45 p.m. (8:45 a.m. GMT) in the Volgograd-1 train station.
Police identified the suicide bomber as a Dagestan national Oksana Aslanova. The woman received a special training alongside Naida Asiyalova, which carried out a similar attack in Volgograd in late October. Aslanova was the wife of a militant leader, which was eliminated by Russian security forces.